A Writer’s Day: Part 9

A Writer’s Day. A Writer’s blog. A Writer’s life. That’s truly what I’m living. That’s honestly what this is. Although I may not have written much today, or written in my novel, I did hit a big milestone for me. And that’s hitting 30k in my novel.

Now I know I mentioned this before but this is a big deal to me. This is my first draft ever, and the most words I’ve ever written for a story period. I’m also more or less on schedule for where I wanted to be. I’m half way to my goal, which is 60k before NaNo and I still have 56 days. And just now in the shower I realized that the last chapter I wrote, was exactly where I outlined it to be a few weeks ago. I did this without even trying or consulting the outline. So I feel quite good about this story.

I’ve been quietly brainstorming ideas about my NaNo novel itself too. I was thinking I wanted to do a dystopian/utopian future story that had some light Greek Myth elements. But recently while thinking up some points, it seems to be going more towards the Greek Myth, and less towards future, dystopian, Sci-fi/Speculative Fiction. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I suppose I’ll just have to plan and write more of it.

I also downloaded and took the free tutorial for Scrivener today. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. There’s a lot to know, and I’m still using Yarny for all my blog posts, and word for my original novel. So we shall see.

I suppose that’s all I really have for now.

What writing programs do you use? What do you think about a Sci-Fi novel with Greek Myth Elements?

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4 responses to “A Writer’s Day: Part 9

  1. I recently started using Scrivener as well. I am about as far as you though only having read the tutorial, but it seems interesting. At the moment though I mostly use Evernote so I can access my work on my phone as well.
    I think a Sci-Fi novel with Greek mythology would be incredibly interesting actually. This may be because Greek myth is my favorite and I am biased but either way, it’s always good to try new things and push the envelope a bit.

  2. Love the idea of greek mythology and sci-fi together!! Like Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony playing together. Shouldn’t work, but the result is amazing! Hope you can make it work!

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